Singable translation by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
Translation © by Christakis Poumbouris

Die Nachtigall, sie war entfernt
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Greek (Ελληνικά) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG GRE ITA
Die Nachtigall, sie war entfernt,
Der Frühling lockt sie wieder;
Was neues hat sie nicht gelernt,
Singt alte, liebe Lieder.

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Michael P. Rosewall) , "The nightingale", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) [singable] (Christakis Poumbouris) , no title, copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "L'usignolo", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 4
Word count: 20

Τ’ αηδόνι από μακριά
Language: Greek (Ελληνικά)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Τ’ αηδόνι από μακριά
Η άνοιξη μας φέρνει.
Καινούρια δεν μας τραγουδά,
Γνωστά κι ωραία ψέλνει.

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Note: alternative final line: "Παλιά , γλυκά μάς ψέλνει."

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  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to Greek (Ελληνικά) copyright © 2012 by Christakis Poumbouris, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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This text was added to the website: 2012-10-05
Line count: 4
Word count: 16